Matamata-Piako District Mayor Jan Barnes with New World Morrinsville manager Samuel Fletcher

New World Morrinsville is the latest Foodstuffs store to get an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger. The Waikato township will now be able to keep electrically-powered local customers charged, as well as providing a long-haul journey charging station for EV drivers heading out of or into Hamilton.

Owner and operator of New World Morrinsville Shaun Woodmass said the new charging station is representative of Foodstuffs’ commitment to sustainable practices. “We’re creating a one-stop shop with this electric car fast charger conveniently located at our Morrinsville store,” said Woodmass.

Matamata-Piako district Mayor Jan Barnes is also excited by the installation, noting New World’s innovation has given Morrinsville “another point of difference.”

There are now more than ten thousand EVs registered in New Zealand, and the network of charging stations is expanding to keep up. By the end of this year, Foodstuffs plans to have charging stations at nearly 50 stores around the country (including New World, PAK’nSAVE, and Four Square). These installations are done in collaboration with the government and ChargeNet.